Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology
Carlson, Linda E., Canadian Psychology
JORGE H. DARUNA Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology Boston, MA: Elsevier Academic Press, 2004, 304 pages (ISBN 0-12-203456-2, US$69.95 Hardcover) Reviewed by LINDA E. CARLSON
Dr. Daruna tackles a large and daunting area of research in psychoneuroimmunology (PNI). PNI is not defined, except to say, "It seeks to shed light on how mental events and processes modulate the function of the immune system, and how, in turn, immunological activity is capable of altering the function of the mind" (p. 7). Throughout, the fundamental unity and interconnectedness of bodily systems is emphasized, a cornerstone of PNI first articulated by Robert Ader in 1980. The first two chapters discuss the …
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Publication information: Article title: Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology. Contributors: Carlson, Linda E. - Author. Journal title: Canadian Psychology. Volume: 46. Issue: 1 Publication date: February 2005. Page number: 53+. © Canadian Psychological Association Aug 1996. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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